They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
However Hollywood has always perpetuated “beauty” as being sickly skinny with otherwise voluptuous physical traits.
And Amy Schumer’s newest movie might just be the worst example yet in regards to this issue.
In Las Vegas, when casinos hire cocktail waitresses, they hire them as “models” so that if they gain weight, they can be fired for their physical appearance.
Hollywood has always been just as bad, if notworse.
The Weinstein Company was genuinely concerned about Jennifer Lawrence’s weight when she filmed Silver Linings Playbook and she even made a joke about it in her acceptance speech for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Hollywood perpetuates unrealistic beauty standards much like magazines do.
So anti-Trump comedian, Amy Schumer, has a new movie coming out that has the most absurdly tone-deaf plot about a girl (Schumer) who realizes her true beauty only after suffering a brain injury.
And people on Twitter are destroying this ridiculous plot.
“Amy Schumer’s upcoming comedy, I Feel Pretty, is already facing an online backlash from women who have accused the film of body shaming, reports the Daily News.
From the trailer, I Feel Pretty smells like a high concept comedy about a chubby woman named Renee (Schumer), who falls off an exercise bike and hits her head. The injury causes the insecure Renee to see herself as she has always wanted to see herself — as the most beautiful, confident, and capable woman in the world.
High jinks ensue as a woman who looks like Amy Schumer runs around acting like a woman who looks like a swimsuit supermodel.
With two massive box office flops already on her three-film résumé, I Feel Pretty looks like a shallow, one-joke movie that gives Schumer the opportunity to once again reheat her schtick where she self-consciously acts like a younger, thinner, prettier, more confident and likable version of herself.
It also comes off like a remake of Shallow Hal (2001), but one that promotes narcissism, as opposed to a lesson about humanity and true love.
With the drop of the trailer came the online backlash. A number of women do not like the movie’s message, which basically says that women who look like Schumer are not already attractive or cannot be confident.”
Is the new @amyschumer movie #IFeelPretty seriously implying that the only way a women above a size 2 can feel confident and love herself is if she has a head injury? Seriously?! pic.twitter.com/UssPh6msVL
— Alisa Garcia (@alisamgarcia) February 11, 2018
My pitch for a movie better than #IFeelPretty:
A WOC discovers that she’s pretty without hitting her head. Like, she genuinely realizes she’s pretty without suffering mental trauma. And then she’s just confident and her life is better because she decided on her own, her worth.
— Jack Harbon (@JackHarbon) February 9, 2018
So the new Amy Schumer movie is about a woman who is half an inch from being conventionally Hollywood attractive (but rest-of-the-world attractive) who thinks she’s rest-of-the-world-attractive? I have never been more confused in my life.
— Sofie Hagen (@SofieHagen) February 9, 2018
It looks like this is gearing up to be another box-office bomb for Schumer.